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Wilcox Pass is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,712 feet Route Type: Loop

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3 days ago

Magnifique randonnée! La vue sur le glacier Athabasca est incroyable d’en haut. Prévoir une veste chaude car plus frais en haut. Quelques endroits avec de la neige alors important d’avoir de bonnes bottes de randonnée. Il faut aussi traverser quelques petites rivières par endroit. Prévoir entre 3h30 et 4h pour ce hike aller-retour. Je le recommande fortement!

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

June 29, 2020 Awesome day. Weather was great. Trail conditions were perfect to Wilcox Pass (4k mark ) Once we made the turn to go to the ridge that is where there was some snow. We (and many others) had no problems managing it. As it warms up it may get too soft. Up to the ridge is an additional 1k hike. Worth it! Thanks Parks Canada for the investment in trails!

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10 days ago

Not too much snow (June 22), so I was really glad that I chose this hike! The trail gets a little hard to follow for a bit but other than that really enjoyed this one!

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11 days ago

Not much snow yesterday, June 22. A bit near the end of the trail, but easy to go around. Saw some mountain sheep! Dress warm - very windy at the top. Took us 4 hours round trip, with lunch at the pass.

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13 days ago

Good trail conditions until you get to the alpine tundra, then becomes muddy and portion of the trail disappears underneath the snow. It's still relatively easy to make your way to the pass marker. From there, went west to the ridge overlooking Columbia Icefields center, lots of snow in places and deep but tread lightly and you shouldn't fall knee deep into the hard packed snow. The small cairns with yellow markers guide your way. Amazing views but very gusty, cold wind, make sure you have some additional warm clothes.

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13 days ago

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23 days ago

Did the trail up to the 3km mark only. There’s still snow on the trail. View was incredible. Better to wait for maybe another 2 weeks. Still giving it 5 stars with the view!

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25 days ago

easy hike, spectacular view. we couldn't continue to the summit due to deep snow...

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27 days ago

The only reason I am giving this 3 stars was because we couldn't complete the hike due to the deep and soft snow. Without snowshoes we were unable to reach the summit since the snow in early June was waist deep and we were unable to traverse to the top. Our group's recommendation to try to Summit this hike is either bring snow gear or come back in late July early August. Otherwise, we greatly enjoyed the very scenic views of the Columbia Icefields. This is a fantastic hike to get an instantly rewarding view from a high altitude. We also were able to photograph a mountain sheep/ram who separated from his/her herd.

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27 days ago

Sunny. July, 2006. Smoky. August, 2017. Sunny. July, 2018.

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1 month ago

If you don't have time, explore other trails

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8 months ago

Deep snow, good weather and sight.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

A relatively easy hike for an advanced hiker - this is the first hike I did completely barefoot! it looks like one can ascend higher up the ridge - I may try this next time.

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8 months ago

This was a fun hike. Offered great views, got my heart rate up just enough (elevation helped), and the trail was fun to hike. It is NOT a loop trail like the trail info states above (on this app) it is definitely an out and back. Have fun!

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8 months ago

Good day! We were feeling adventurous and made it to the false summit of Mount Wilcox before turning back because it was a bit snowy up top. It was a bit sloppy but nice and warm , even up high.

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9 months ago

it was a hard trek up at parts due to the harsh conditions. lots of wind at the top as you view the Athabasca Glacier and mud on the way down. was a great hike, steep moments pay off for the view

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